Lalit Modi's rise and fall
A timeline of former IPL chairman's life in the limelight
Overthrows the powerful Rungta regime that controlled the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) for more than 30 years and becomes the president. Openly defies Jagmohan Dalmiya, the man in power at the BCCI.
November 29, 2005
Becomes one of the youngest BCCI vice-presidents. His rise coincides with the coming to power of the Sharad Pawar faction.
February 9, 2006
Oversees a broadcast deal for cricket in India wherein the BCCI controls the production.
September 13, 2007
Announces a league what would become the IPL. Is named the convenor of the league. The league is originally a nine-day event to be played in October 2008.
The sale of eight IPL franchises fetches more than $720m, and the first season proves immensely popular. Modi becomes the most high-profile cricket official in the world.
First suggestions of a rivalry between Modi and N Srinivasan, then the BCCI secretary. Leaks from both camps appear in media reports. Most significant is a strongly-worded letter allegedly written by Modi to Srinivasan over the appointment of match observers during the ODI series against Australia in October-November.
April 12, 2010
Modi’s Waterloo moment. Announces on Twitter the ownership structure of the brand-new Kochi franchise in the IPL. The franchise owners consider this a breach of faith, and the BCCI is not happy either.
September 25, 2013
BCCI expels Modi from the board once and for all at a Special General Meeting.